St George Family Support Services Inc was established in 1987 in response to the needs of families and children in the local area. The needs were identified by a sub-committee for St George Children’s Interagency who prepared a submission to the then NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
SGFSS was initially located at the rear of Rockdale City Council premises in Bryant Street Rockdale and shared the premises with Rockdale Early Childhood Centre. The name used to incorporate “Backstop” and emerged as a result of the services location in the back of the building. Backstop was officially dropped from St George Family Support Services' name in 2008. SGFSS is now located in its own premises in Jubilee Avenue, Carlton.
All children have the right to grow up in an environment that nurtures and encourages them to reach their full potential.
SGFSS acknowledges the rights of individuals and families to have a sense of personal control which recognises rights and responsibilities in their lives.
Healthy, Happy, Safe Children
This holds true for all children within the community regardless of ability, health, religion, ethnicity or family structure.
SGFSS will work with children and families to help them build their knowledge, skills and resilience, whilst affirming their social, racial and linguistic identities. Through the provision of strength based services, SGFSS will support local families to provide safe environments for children, strong family relationships and a healthy and harmonious community This comes from the belief that a community where children and families are supported and empowered to reach their full potential, while valuing the richness of diversity, enables a sense of belonging for all its members.
- Social justice
Our staff respects the rights of children to be healthy, happy and safe. Staff will maintain confidentiality except where a child’s safety, welfare and wellbeing may be considered at risk.